Lately I’ve been making a lot of small pieces of crochet art. I thought I’d share a few of them. Maybe they’ll inspire you to do something artsy with your crochet as well!

Empty Wine Packaging

A little while back I joined the Virgin Airlines wine club, which delivers wine to my house in big batches. I received my first box of fifteen wine bottles and as soon as I saw the thing they were packaged in I knew I needed to turn it into something artistic.

Here’s what I saw:

I have a huge bunch of granny squares in various sizes that I haven’t used for anything:

So I made this:

All I did here was I pulled out the brown, blue and cream colored squares that I had. I put the larger squares inside and the smaller squares outside, just gluing them all down. I love the three-dimensionality of it and varying layers / depth. I haven’t decided where I’m going to hang this yet but I’m happy with it.

Art Collage with Crochet

I picked up this kind of frightening large art piece from Goodwill for a few bucks:

The first thing I did was add some doilies on top to cut the harshness of that background:

Then I started adding in photos of old magazines, photos of some of my crochet pieces and a few actual partial crochet granny squares:

I have mixed feelings about this piece. For now it serves as a nice addition to my mantle but I think it’s really just a draft of an idea I want to develop further, collaging together crochet with photos of crochet on canvas backgrounds.

Undecided Piece in the Works!

I’ve been gathering these pieces together to make something but I don’t know yet what that something is going to be.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. thornberry Reply

    Kathryn, I love that you turn your crochet into art! I only tend to think about clothing and blankets – it’s great to see this.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @thornberry Thanks! You make such beautiful clothing that it’s like art anyway, though.

  2. undergroundcrafter Reply

    I’m loving the wine bottle case piece. I’m somewhat disturbed by the painting from Goodwill – I think seeing it first colored my view of your crochet additions!

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @undergroundcrafter I completely understand – it creeped me out working on it!! :) I actually have the second part of the wine bottle casing, too (there was one on the top of the package and one on the bottom) and I’m thinking I’ll make a second piece to go with it but I haven’t yet decided if I want to use a similar color scheme or a complementary one instead.

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